I've been waiting for this game since it was first announced in summer of 2011, and I've got to say, it's about damn time we see Crabitron [$2.99 (HD)] on the App Store. Created by Two Lives Left, makers of the absolutely fantastic Wheeler's Treasure [Free], Crabitron puts you in control of a giant space crab with some of the best giant space crab controls we've seen so far in an iPad space crab simulator.

Essentially, you control your space crab's massive claws by making familiar pinching gestures on both sides of your iPad. It's best to just see the controls in action, so be sure to take a minute to watch the trailer:

Two Lives Left are also responsible for Crabstarter, a Kickstarter spoof where they're going to publicly share all of their sales data and you can "back" the game by just buying the completed version of it for $5 from the App Store- What a innovative concept! Anyway, we'll be taking a closer look at the game soon, but if you've been waiting forever for Crabitron like we have, you can grab it (or pinch it, I guess) off the App Store right now.

  • Oooooomonkey

    Hmm appshopper says it came out December 30th 2012,

  • Meave

    Looks like fun, don't know why they couldn't make it for the iPhone with just using your finger tips and not two fingers per hand.

  • Greyskull

    I've had Wheeler's Treasure continuously installed on one device or another (first installed on my old iPod Touch when it went free for a day during the original "Appvent" event" since...2008 or 2009...I'm always mixing those years up for some reason.

  • drloony

    Honestly I'm too cheap to spend this much on a game with consumable IAP, yes that's what a coin doubler is, without some serious thought. I guess I'll wait and see how this one pans out

    • dylanmannen

      Oh damn, this has IAP -.- that suucks. Not sure if I i pick it up now. Premium game, with IAP is not so nice.

      • Hans van Vliet

        Hey you should check out the developers intentions before lumping them in with the evil psychology behind IAP games. [http://twolivesleft.com/Crabstarter/]

    • sortvind

      do you know of its just coin doubler IAP, or possible to buy coins to?
      coin x2, i can live with, ability to buy coins i hate.
      might not make sense, but i feel that games that gives you the ability to buy coins,gems e.t.c are grindorama or 10 dollar iap.

      • drloony

        You can see the conversation with the dev in the game forum. It's just the doubler from what I understand.

      • interpol_p

        There is no ability to buy coins. Coin doubler is a permanent (I.e. non-consumable upgrade). The maximum amount you can spend on this game is $10.

      • drloony

        And what do you do with the coins you bought with the coin doubler? Consume them, i.e.. consumable

      • interpol_p

        That is not what consumable refers to. A consumable IAP Is one you can buy over and over again. The coin doubler in Crabitron can only be purchased once. It is only possible to spend $5, $8 or $10 on the game *in total*. If the game had consumable IAP there would be no limit on the total amount of money you could put into the game.

      • drloony

        You are correct sir

  • Steven Lewis

    There were a few accidental releases of what I guess was a place holder app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005645940182 Facebook User

    OMG its here. YAY!

  • Josh Dombro

    Nice! Can't wait to play it later

  • http://twitter.com/hunz Hans van Vliet

    Damn this looks so innovative and awesome. I just want to cry.